NOSFERATU TANGO (2002) – Review

nosferatu tango, Zoltan Horvath, MUBI

An unusual love affair.

Zoltán Horváth‘s Nosferatu Tango (France, Switzerland) is an animated film that depict an unusual romance between a vampire, and a mosquito. Not an impossible romance considering that they both have a lot in common: they are both blood suckers. The short is narrated in a blend of European languages and it would have been really nice if would have been captioned in English; however, cut-out animations and water color back drop carries the tale exceptionally well. The mosquito spies Dracula’s castle from afar and after nearly escaping the bat that was trying to eat it our little mosquito notices the Prince of Darkness rise from his coffin. In that instant, fell in love, and the Prince of Darkness disappeared into the night.

The mosquito follows suit. After weaving in and out of danger–he was nearly eaten by a frog and spider–our little mosquito catches up to Nosferatu, who has nowhere to go. The windows are sealed by garlic knots and crucifixes. Luckily, there is an entrance into the bedroom of a sleeping beauty. But something goes terribly wrong, and our poor mosquito’s advances go unrequited.

Nosferatu Tango is a surprising love story. It is an unique animation all its own. It has sort of an old world appeal–the colors and style in which the characters are animated. The mosquito is a 3D animated character while its environment flat. A truly neat comparison in textures.

Nosferatu Tango
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent

  • Nosferatu Tango
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 02/16/2016

Review Summary:

A mosquito falls deeply in love with a vampire. Always in search of fresh blood, they both plunge in a strange, baroque and dangerous world. A story that shows how blind love can be - uniFrance

Sandy Hoffman
My name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and film reviewer of the AIDY Reviews website.
Sandy Hoffman


I want to write for games, movies and television. Sandy Hoffman. Writer. Gamer. Awesome. In that order. Avid supporter of #indiefilm and #indieartist #booyah
I won the Vanquisher of the Dominion achievement in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for 88 TrueAchievem… - 2 weeks ago
Sandy Hoffman
Sandy Hoffman

Latest posts by Sandy Hoffman (see all)